Enjoy this easy black eyed peas recipe with your family and bring good luck for the new year!
I made this delicious Black Eyed Peas recipe for New Year’s because they say it’s good luck to eat Black Eyed Peas on New Years. And who am I to turn down luck?!
I’m warning you though, these black eyed peas are so tasty that you may want the whole pot for yourself. Enjoy them with our famous Meatloaf Recipe and Cornbread Recipe, toast with a glass of Sherbet Punch and round thing out with a slice of Pecan Pie!
Black Eyed Peas Recipe Ingredients
Black eyed peas – Make sure your black eyed peas are already soaked when you start this recipe. You can purchased them pre-soaked, or do it yourself.
Bacon – The bacon flavor in this recipe isn’t overpowering, but it does at a great extra level of flavor.
Onion – You can use pre-chopped frozen onions or cut your own fresh. I like both the flavor and texture added by the onions.
Garlic – Fresh garlic or refrigerated minced garlic will work. Fresh garlic tends to be more potent.
Mushrooms – I like to cheat and use canned mushrooms or frozen sliced mushrooms for our black eyed peas recipe when we’re in a rush.
Beef broth – Homemade beef broth, prepared beef broth, or broth made from bouillon. My favorite bouillon is this one.
How Do You Make Black Eyed Peas Recipe
★ First, fry bacon until nearly crispy (or make your bacon in the oven for less mess!). Add onion and cook until onion is translucent and bacon is crispy.
★ Next, stir in mushrooms and garlic and cook for about another two minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
★ Then, pour in beans and stir until ingredients are well mixed.
★ Finally, continue cooking until beans are heated through.
Black Eyed Peas for Good Luck
Did you know black eyed peas bring good luck if eaten to celebrate the new year? I hear conflicting tales about whether it’s New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, but I’m thinking it doesn’t matter, we can just have it both days! Hah.
But really, with this Black Eyed Peas Recipe, you won’t mind at all. I could have it every week and never get tired. So yummy.
Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Eve
We don’t really do much to celebrate NYE, and generally I’m the only one awake after midnight (usually working – BOO), but it is fun to have a few traditions in place like out Black Eyed Peas Recipe, sparkling cider with dinner and setting off some small fireworks in the driveway.
When it’s nice out we like to invite a few friends over and light a fire in the backyard too, but I’m not making any cool whether bets this year. We’re still hitting mid 80’s in the afternoons.
But don’t worry, we’re getting some firewood and marshmallows just in case!
Do you have any end of the year traditions? I’d love to hear them!
More Like Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Sweet Sriracha Roasted Green Beans – Both spicy and sweet, these green beans are delicious and simple to make. Yum!
Corn and Tomato Salad – This corn and tomato salad is a regular lunch feature at our house. Add a little bit of chicken breast and it makes a full meal.
Corn and Black Bean Guacamole – This corn and black bean guacamole is stuffed full of corn, black bean, diced tomatoes and onions for a delicious flavorful guacamole.
Cowboy Beans – Made with barbecue sauce and baked beans, this cowboy beans recipe is filling and delicious. Perfect for a crowd.
Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots – There are never any leftovers when we make these yummy garlic butter carrots in the oven. Every one of my kids loves them!
Black Eyed Peas – Tools
“Happy New Year” bunting banner – It’s not a party until there’s bunting! This fun sparkly New Year’s bunting is just the thing you need.
“Save the Water, Drink Champagne!” champagne bag – Don’t dare bring a naked bottle of champagne to the soiree, this fun bag will suit just fine.
Stainless steel champagne flutes – You know how much I love a stainless steel drinking glass! These stainless steel champagne flutes won’t shatter when the three year old charges at your ankles while you’re pouring a drink. Perfection!
Martinelli’s Gold Medal Sparkling Cider – If you don’t drink, or you’re looking for a fun drink to toast with the kids, we love this sparkling apple cider!
Are black eyed peas good for you?
Yes! Well, I guess that depends how you cook them. A whole lot of butter and bacon will lessen the nutritional value, but black eyed peas are in the legume family and full of fiber. They can even help moderate blood sugar levels.
I would consider this black eyed peas recipe to be healthy.
What can I put on black eyed peas?
Some folks like them with a little salt and pepper, but we’re partial to bacon and mushrooms. My husband doesn’t even like mushrooms, but he’s a huge fan of this black eyed peas recipe.
Some folks make them southern style and add celery and bacon, but we prefer bacon and mushrooms!
Do you have to soak black eyed peas?
If using dried black eyed peas, you can soak overnight or do a quick soak by bringing them to a boil for two minutes. Alternatively you can purchase presoaked black eyed peas or canned black eyed peas.
My personal preference is to use canned beans or make them quickly in the instant pot.
How to make Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Black Eyed Peas Recipe
- 2 cups prepared black eyed peas I used presoaked and then boiled them for about ten minutes first, alternately you could soak and prep your own or use canned
- 2 strips of bacon
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 can of mushrooms drained, 4 ounces
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- Fry bacon until nearly crispy. Add onion and cook until onion is translucent and bacon is crispy.
- Stir in mushrooms and garlic and cook for about another two minutes. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
- Pour in beans and stir until ingredients are well mixed. Continue cooking until beans are heated through.
Originally published 1/2012, 12/2017